Commons:Picture of the Decade

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Picture of the Decade (POT-DEC)


Commons is closing in on its tenth anniversary which will be on 7 September 2014. A Picture of the Decade would be a good way to celebrate it. There was some support on this on the mailing list already.


  • This event could be organised similar to "WikiLoves monuments". -- とある白い猫 ちぃ? 14:28, 15 June 2012 (UTC)
  • Only images made by contributors should be allowed. We should have simultaneous contests for pictures/sounds/videos/drawings. Yann (talk) 09:33, 26 June 2012 (UTC)
  • The candidates should include more than just the winners and finalists from POTY contests. --Philosopher Let us reason together. 08:45, 30 June 2012 (UTC)
  • The candidates should be limited by some simple objective criterion/a. --Philosopher Let us reason together. 08:45, 30 June 2012 (UTC)
  • Um... is this really a good idea? It's hard enough to make decisions for Picture of the Year, which at least has a clear objective as a motivational tool. I don't see POTD as adding enough to be worth the effort involved. Don't we have any better ideas to celebrate the anniversary? For instance, we've had versions of Wikipedia published on CD (en:Wikipedia:Wikipedia CD Selection); maybe we can do something with ten years' worth of POTY. T-shirts? A coffee-table book? A screensaver, maybe? A package of file versions intended for use as desktop wallpaper? Something more useful/promotional like that. Rd232 (talk) 17:18, 30 June 2012 (UTC)
    • Certainly. "Picture of the Decade" could be a selection of featured pictures too without an actual vote. The point is celebrating the occasion somehow. I do not have a detailed proposal since I am hoping this page will morph into something everyone agrees with over time. Well... almost everyone... :P -- とある白い猫 ちぃ? 02:11, 1 July 2012 (UTC)
  • I do not like the term "picture of the Decade". A decade is in my opinion, e.g., 2000-2010, and not an 2004-2014. It is rather a ten years anniversary if anything. Users will find it confusing to elecet pictures of the decade in 2014. --Slaunger (talk) 07:32, 25 August 2012 (UTC)
    COM-TEN then? -- とある白い猫 ちぃ? 06:08, 31 March 2013 (UTC)

Chapters and other organised activities planning to participate[edit]